NewsWatch: Why would the Fed cut interest rates a 3rd time in a row even as stocks near records? Investors may soon find out

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A scant few think that Jerome Powell & Co. will opt not to cut interest rates next week for a third time in as many gatherings of the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday. See full story.

Apple earnings: iPhone optimism hasn’t changed Apple’s downward trajectory

From one look at Apple Inc.’s stock, you might think that Wall Street was expecting something big from the company’s coming earnings report. See full story.

These stocks have the highest dividend yields in the hot real-estate sector

Negative yields abroad keep the money flowing into U.S. stocks, especially those with attractive dividends. See full story.

Signs of stress in leveraged credit are ‘numerous and multiplying,’ warns Bank of America

Credit conditions are getting tighter and downgrades more frequent in the roughly $1.2 trillion U.S. leveraged loan sector, all signs that excesses of the past decade are ‘coming home to roost,’ according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts See full story.

How an ‘astonishing’ decline in S&P 500 trading volume could pose risks for investors

S&P 500 volumes hover near record lows, contributing to fears that decreased liquidity could exaggerate market swings. See full story.


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